My sister Lorena was always the star of the show. She was beloved by everyone she met, and whatever she did always turned out well. When the sun shone on her flowing tresses of golden hair, Lorena looked like an angel. The world always loved her, whether she laughed, cried, or sulked. My older sister was in fact the darling of the entire world.
Of course, I was also part of that world. No... My sister was my world, and I trusted that she thought of me as someone precious to her as well. However...
“Lorena… Did you blame me to hide what you did?”
“That wasn’t the only reason,” she said with a smile. It was the smile of an angel—a smile I loved. “I loathe you so much I want to kill you, Sienna.”
I expected that answer and laughed bitterly.
“Just so you know, no one will save you. You only loved me. How do you think the grand duke or his lordships must feel when even I hate you this much?”
“Right...” Everyone did hate me. It was the truth and I couldn’t refute it.
Lorena giggled delightedly as she watched me meekly accept that fact. “Finally! Do you know how happy I am now that I can kill you with my own hands?”
“Don’t you think it’s too soon to celebrate?”
“What?” She suddenly paused her frolicking movements and stood frozen as her once beautiful, green eyes widened. “Sienna, did you...? But how?”
“Sorry, Lorena. I know you wanted to kill me so much, but I don’t think I can allow that wish to come true.”
Faced with a shock I couldn’t handle, all I could do was laugh. This is good. I didn’t want to make a scene by sobbing.
I smiled calmly and drank the poison I had prepared in one gulp.
“No!” Lorena reached toward me, but the solid barrier of the soul prison remained between us. “Y-You have to die the most miserable death! I won’t let you die so easily!”
“You have... such lofty dreams... Lorena.” I coughed and blood spattered out of my mouth, but I wasn’t in any pain. I grinned in satisfaction.
“Sienna!” My sister’s wretched screams slowly became quieter and quieter.
A life devoid of love from any and everyone. Maybe it’s a good thing I was at least able to do what I wanted to in my last moments.
I lost consciousness as my world ended.
No... To be precise, I had hoped it had ended.
“Sienna! Hurry up and get dressed!”
My life, which should have ended, instead regressed seven years into the past to a point shortly before I met my sister. It was completely unexpected. I only had one reaction regarding the reality I was facing—a reality that was so unrealistic that I couldn’t accept it.
Still, one thing was clear. My end had been decided from the very start. Even if I had gone back in time, my sister—the lovely angel Lorena—was someone I couldn’t win against no matter how hard I tried.
So, on the day I traveled back in time, I made up my mind to change my fate. I didn’t know why such a miracle was given to me…
But I would do everything in my power to never get involved with my sister ever again.